Meiko America Reviews

Updated June 6, 2014
Updated June 6, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Place to start if you are interested in the freight forwarding business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meiko America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A good place to start an entry level position as an import or export clerk since the work is done from a-z.

    Cons

    Promoting is very difficult unless a manager leaves. The branch managers are from Japan so could be a language and a culture shock. Usually the branch managers do not have management skills and have a very hard time to convey their thoughts. They are not too interested in their staffs personal growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dishonest and toxic work enviornment

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Meiko America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Your fellow employees are the only pro in this otherwise toxic work place.

    Cons

    Low compensation for college graduates, horrible dishonest and toxic upper management, toxic work environment, competition within different branches of the SAME company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire management structure needs to be changed and new people need to be brought in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay to work if you want experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meiko America

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot of different areas

    Cons

    Horrible and unorganized management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should try to attend different classes in order to figure out how to manage employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good first time job

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    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Wood Dale, IL

    I worked at Meiko America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    get experience in a logistics company

    Cons

    bad management skills, everyone is stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a management classes, take suggestions from employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Im not sure if i see long term

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    Current Employee - Export Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Export Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Meiko America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Simple job. Mon through -fri. Flexible.

    Cons

    Not seeing much of a personal growth. Pay is mediocre.

  7.  

    Its a place of Monarchy

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Mira Loma, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Mira Loma, CA

    I worked at Meiko America

    Pros

    Good People...Its a shame! People are very talented yet they never get rewarded or even thanked for their work. Good to hang out and drink but not to work with....Drama!

    Cons

    Unorganized, Place which isolates itself from the Normal Organizations/Companies in the way the do business...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working as a team for once and begin sharing the Fiscal $$$$ (for yearly reaises) which is sent by corporate, instead of cutting everyones pay just so "YOU" could give yourselfe a raises and blow smoke on everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Need more communication between the cheifs

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Wood Dale, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Wood Dale, IL

    I worked at Meiko America

    Pros

    There was a good work load to keep you busy, and the was a variety of jobs that you could work on, which keeps the work interesting. If you like hands on type of job in logistics, Meiko is the place, as office staff routinely would help in the warehouse for various projects.

    Cons

    There was a lack of constructive or positve direction from management, and there was an apparent disconnect between management personal from different departments. Also, seemed to be that people in mamangement would kind of bully their way around, making it difficult to develop your own way of doing a job. Also, people in general didn't seem to feel energized working their, which leads me to think mamangement should try to do better job of creating an enjoyable enviroment to work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think a good company starts form the ground up, so build up your staff both skill wise but also empower them to make them feel they are contributing in a positve way. Once you do this, people will be more eager to work and do a good job.

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